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October 26
Constellation
Chicago, IL
ACME: Music of Joseph Byrd, Mick Barr 

October 19
Public Media Commons
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound
John Luther Adams: Ten Thousand Birds 

October 4, 5
Peak Performances
Montclair State, NJ
Alarm Will Sound
Scott Johnson: Mind Out of Matter 

September 16
Sacrum + Profanum
Krakow, Poland
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Steve Reich 

September 13
BAM Harvey Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Alarm Will Sound
Nonesuch at BAM: Music of Braxton, Reich, Dennehy 

September 12
BAM Harvey Theater
Brooklyn, NY
Alarm Will Sound
Nonesuch at BAM: Music of John Adams 

July 19-26
Columbia, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Mizzou International Composers Festival 

July 3, 6:30pm
Millenium Park Pavillion
Chicago, IL
Loops & Variations: Alarm Will Sound plays Aphex Twin, Steve Reich

June 8-14
Bartlesville, OK
OKMozart Festival

May 30, 8:30pm
The Sheldon
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound     w/CMS St. Louis

May 20, 8:30pm
Oval Space, London
Barbican Festival
Tyondai Braxton: HIVE

May 18, 2pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
London
Barbican Festival
w/Iarla Ó Lionáird
Crash Ensemble Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás

April 27, 6pm
Zankel Hall, NYC
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Dennehey, King, Moore, Ayres
Collected Stories:
(post)-folk

April 1, 7pm doors
The Pageant
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Reich, Braxton, Aphex Twin

Feb 20, 7pm
Charles Egelhart Court
The Metropolitan Museum
Dance Heginbotham
w/Alarm Will Sound
Twinned

Feb 6, 8pm
The Sheldon
St. Louis, MO
Feb 7, 8pm
The Missouri Theater
Columbia, MO
Alarm Will Sound

Jan 21, 8pm
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia
Tyondai Braxton: HIVE

Jan 17, 8pm
Mona Foma
Tasmania, Australia
Tyondai Braxton: HIVE

Nov 23, 2:30pm
Frankfurt Lab
Cresc Biennale Fest
Frankfurt, Germany
Alarm Will Sound
"New York Times":
Music of Adams, Friar, Zimmerman, Macdonald, Nancarrow

Nov 16, 7pm
Grace Rainey Auditorium
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Alarm Will Sound
The Music of Steve Reich
NY Premier: Radio Rewrite

Nov 9, 4:30pm
White Light Festival 2013
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
Lincoln Center, NYC
Moderated by John Shaefer
White Light Conversation:
It's a Matter of Time

Oct 11, 7pm
Grace Rainey Auditorium
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Oct 9, 8pm
The Sheldon
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Permanent Collection: Music of Wagner, Ades, Ligeti, Ives

Sept 20, 8pm
Malopolska Garden of Arts
Krakow, Poland
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Acoustica: Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Venetian Snares

Sept 15, 8pm
Tinning Plant,
ArcelorMittal
Krakow, Poland
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Tyondai Braxton: HIVE

July 15-27, 2013
Columbia, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Mizzou New Music Festival

June 16: 7:30pm
June 17: 7:30pm

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Alarm Will Sound
Reich: Radio Rewrite Preview

June 16, 1-10pm
Schimmel Center
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY
Alarm Will Sound
Bang on a Can Marathon

June 15, 2013
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Caleb Burhans

June 13, 2013
National Opera Center
330 7th Ave., NYC
Alarm Will Sound
Neil Rolnick: Gardening

May 31: 8 PM
June 1: 3 PM & 7PM
June 2: 3 PM

The Secret Theater
Long Island City, NY
GLANK Live

May 16, 2013
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
Chamber Orchestra of New York

Apr 26, 2013
Touhill Performing Arts Center
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound: "1969"

Apr 6, 2013
Zankel Hall, NYC
Alarm Will Sound
Alarm Will Sound: Premiers by Orfe, Braxton, Wuorinen, Dennehy

Mar 27, 2013
The CenterStage
Reston, VA
ACME: Works by Muhly, Andres, Barr, Friedman, Cage, Andriessen

Mar 20, 2013
The Sheldon
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Alarm Will Sound: Music of Dennehy, Reich, Orfe, Aphex Twin

Mar 16, 2013
Bing Concert Hall
Stanford University
Alarm Will Sound
Alarm Will Sound: Music of Steve Reich

Mar 8, 2013
Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce St., NYC
Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

Feb 19, 2013
Kodak Hall
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Alarm Will Sound: "1969"

Nov 9 - Dec 30, 2012
Radio City Music Hall
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular

October 25-27, 2012
BAM: Next Wave
Fishman Space
ACME, Theo Bleckmann
Phil Kline: Out Cold

October 18, 2012
The Sheldon, 8 PM
St. Louis, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Adams, Aphex Twin, Freund, Haber, Wuorinen, Cage, Nancarrow

September 22, 2012
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wordless Music Orchestra
Efterklang: Piramida

September 10, 2012
Krakow, Poland
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Aleksander Nowak

July 17-28, 2012
Columbia, MO
Alarm Will Sound
Mizzou New Music Festival

July 15, 2012
Schimmel Center, NYC
River to River Festival
Alarm Will Sound
John Cage: Songbooks

June 25, 2012
Schimmel Center, NYC
River to River Festival
Oceanic Verses

June 23, 2012
Kennedy Center
Washington Chorus
Oceanic Verses

June 11-17, 2012
Bartlesville, OK
Oklahoma Mozart Festival

June 9, 2012
Holland Festival
Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
Alarm Will Sound
John Cage: Songbooks

June 6, 2012
Cork Opera House
Cork, Ireland
Alarm Will Sound
John Cage: Songbooks

May 11-12, 2012
The Kitchen
New York, NY
ACME: Music of William Brittelle and Mick Barr

May 10, 2012
Merkin Hall, 7:00 PM
129 W. 67th St. NYC

Chamber Orchestra of New York

May 2, 2012
Galapagos Art Space, 8 PM
16 Main St., Brooklyn
BKLN PHIL: Outside-In

April 26, 2012
Town Hall
Seattle, WA
Great Hall, 7:30 PM
Alarm Will Sound

March 31, 2012
Fontana University
Kalamazoo, MI
Dalton Center, 8 PM
Alarm Will Sound

March 30, 2012
Oakland University
Rochester, MI
Varner Hall, 8 PM
Alarm Will Sound

March 28, 2012
BGSU
Bowling Green, OH
Kobacker Hall, 8 PM
Alarm Will Sound

March 18, 2012
Henry Street Settlement
Brooklyn, NY
Carnegie Hall Presents
Neighborhood Series
Alarm Will Sound: Music of Cage, Wilmoth, Nancarrow, Varese, Sharp

March 8, 2012
UConn, Storrs Campus
Von Der Mehden Hall
Line C3

March 7, 2012
Pregones Theater, Bronx
Carnegie Hall Presents
Neighborhood Series
Line C3: World Premiers of Friar, Kapica, Thompson

Feb 18, 2012
Zankel Hall
JACK Quartet & Young People's Chorus of NYC
Carnegie Hall Presents:
Transient Glory

Feb 17, 2012
92nd Street Y
JACK Quartet & Young People's Chorus of NYC
Carnegie Hall Presents:
Transient Glory

Feb 16, 2012
(le) Poisson Rouge
JACK Quartet & Young People's Chorus of NYC
Transient Glory

Jan 31, 2012
The Colbert Report
Comedy Central
Björk: Cosmogony

Jan 26, 2012
Radio City Music Hall
MoMA presents:
Antony & The Johnsons: Swanlights

Nov 11 - Jan 4
Radio City Music Hall
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

October 21, 2011
Roulette, Brooklyn
SONiC Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Gryka, Freund, Little, Muhly, Marks, Aphex Twin

October 7, 2011
University of South Carolina
Southern Exposure Series
ACME: Music of Druckman, Burhans, J.L. Adams

September 25, 2011
Alice Tully Hall
World Civic Orchestra

September 14, 2011
Balzano, Italy
TransArt Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Music of Adams, Lang, Aphex Twin

September 13, 2011
Krakow, Poland
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Music of David Lang

September 12, 2011
Krakow, Poland
Sacrum Profanum Festival
Alarm Will Sound
Music of John Adams and Alexsandra Gryka

September 6, 2011
St. Peter's Church, NYC
Haruka Fujii, Gudula Rosa, w/guests Eric Huebner and Chris Thompson
Koku: Music for Percussion and Recorder

August 25 & 28, 2011
JCC Manhattan, W. 76th St.
Opera Project NY Presents
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

July 22: 8 PM
July 23: 3 PM & 8PM
July 24: 3 PM
La Mama, NYC
GLANK Live

July 11-16, 2011
University of Missouri
Mizzou New Music Festival

June 10-19, 2011
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
OK Mozart Festival

May 14, 2011
St. George's Church, NYC
Dessoff Choirs

May 10, 2011
(le) Poisson Rouge, NYC
ACME at MATA Festival

April 23, 2011
Newman Center, Denver CO
Alarm Will Sound: "1969"

April 11, 2011
Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Alarm Will Sound
Meet the Composer
World Premier by Ken Ueno

April 7, 8, 9, 2011
The Kitchen, NYC
21c Liederabend Festival

April 2, 2011
Laguardia Performing Arts Center
Carnegie Hall Presents Neighborhood Concert: Line C3 Percussion Group
Part of JapanNYC Festival

March 21, 2011
Philharmonie Hall, Berlin
MaerzMusic Festival
Alarm Will Sound

March 10, 2011
Zankel Hall, NYC
Alarm Will Sound: "1969"

March 4, 2011
Zankel Hall, NYC
Line C3 with American Composers Orchestra
World Premier: Sean Friar's "Clunker Concerto" 

March 3, 2011, 7:30 PM
Merkin Hall, NYC
Ecstatic Music Festival: Judd Greenstein (The Yehudim) and Olga Bell 

February 10-12, 2011
St. Ann's Warehouse
Brooklyn, NY

"Tell the Way"
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Music of Nico Muhly

January 30, 2011 2 PM
Merkin Hall, NYC
Ecstatic Music Festival: Alarm Will Sound and Face the Music
Steve Reich, "Tehillim"

January 22, 2011 7:30 PM
Merkin Hall, NYC
Ecstatic Music Festival: Jefferson Friedman, Craig Wedren, ACME
Steve Reich, "Tehillim"

December 4, 8 PM
St. Ignatious of Antioch
December 5, 3:30 PM
St. Joseph's Church in the Village
Russian Chamber Chorus

November 15, 7:30 PM
St. Paul the Apostle, NYC
Lincoln Center White Light Festival: Credo
The Hilliard Ensemble
Latvian National Choir
Members of Sigur Ros
Wordless Music Orchestra

November 5, 2010
Miller Theater, NYC
ACME at New York Choreographic Institute
World premiers by Fuerst, Ciupinski, and Blaha. 

October 30, 2010
Mondavi Center, UC Davis
Alarm Will Sound at "Madness and Music Festival"
Music of Aphex Twin, Kurtag, Sciarrino, Hyla, Birtwistle, Orfe

October 11, 2010
Forbes Center, JMU
October 9, 2010
Carlisle Theater, PA
Alarm Will Sound: "1969" 

September 25, 2010
Carlsbad, California
ACME at Carlsbad Music Festival

September 4, 2010
Bremen, Germany
Alarm Will Sound at Bremen Musikfest

July 18 - August 8, 2010
Burlington, VT
Vermont Mozart Festival

July 12 - 19, 2010
University of Missouri
Mizzou New Music Festival

June 25, 8 PM
Barbican, London
Dirty Projectors "Getty Address" with Alarm Will Sound

June 24, 7:30 PM
Wilton's Music Hall, London
Alarm Will Sound at the Barbican Festival

May 27, 8 PM
Galapagos Art Space
21c Aria Salon Series 

May 21, 8 PM
Galapagos Art Space

Archipelago: ACME and ICE with Craig Wedren, Corey Dargel, Kathleen Supové

May 17, 7:30 PM
Trinity Wall Street

Caleb Burhans’ “Super Flumina Babylonis” with Trinity Choir

March 18th and 19th, 8 PM
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St.

Doveman and Peter Pears: Music of Nico Muhly and Thomas Bartlett

March 14th, 6:30 PM
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. NYC

ACME: Music of John Luther Adams and Kevin Volans

Thursday
May082008

New Nico: Album Release Concert at Merkin Hall

5/8: Composer Nico Muhly shares a bill with Phillip Bimstein on Merkin Hall's New Sounds Live series. I play percussion and also close-mic breakfast...

Nico on the roofNico's beautiful new album Mothertounge is about to be released on May 6th. Like his first album, it features collaborations with friends, most of whom he wrote for specifically. Although my involvement in the percussive sense is still unclear, one thing is for sure: I'll be spending some time trying to figure out how to reproduce on-stage the sound of my shower, a fried egg, mr. coffee, and toast-buttering, which got me a sound design credit on the album. FryMy dirty secret happens to be that, while I did record them all (with fancy bit rate, no less!), the real magic happened when Valgeir Sigurðsson got a hold of those files and used them in the title track "Mothertounge." I'm super excited to be working with these great artists and looking forward to putting on this show... hope to see everyone there!

New Sounds Live: Nico Muhly & Phillip Bimstein
Thursday May 8, 2008 @ 8:00PM

Merkin Concert Hall
New York, NY

Advance: $30
Day of: $35

Read more and get tickets here.

Saturday
Apr052008

ACME "Centennials: Carter and Messiaen"

4/5: Performing March, Improvisation, and Canaries from Elliot Carter's 8 Pieces for Four Timpani (1950/1966) for the American Contemporary Music Ensemble at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

4/23 Update: I just got live recordings from this concert, courtesy of the perpetually awesome Ryan Streber... here are some excerpts:
Excerpt from Canaries:
Canaries Excerpt by christhompson
Excerpt from March:
March Excerpt by christhompson
Excerpt from Improvisation:
Carter Improvisation Excerpt by christhompson

ModulateSaturday April 5, 8 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W 13th Street, NYC

Centennials
Carter and Messiaen
Elliott Carter: Selections from Eight Pieces for Four Timpani (1950/1966)
Carter: Figment I for solo cello (1994)
Carter: Figment IV for solo viola (2007)
Carter: Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux (1985)
Carter: Con Leggerezza Pensosa - Omaggio a Italo Calvino (1990)

Oliver Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (1952)
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1940)

Thursday
Feb282008

Alarm Will Sound, Zankel Hall

2/28: Alarm Will Sound promotes its forthcoming release "a/rhythmia" with a concert at Zankel Hall. The program includes works by Ligeti, Nancarrow, the Shaggs, Mochipet, Aphex Twin, and Birtwhistle, plus John Adams' newest work, Son of Chamber Symphony.

AWS group shotI'm so excited to play in Zankel Hall again with Alarm Will Sound, this time on a collection of their most rhythmically charged works, many soon to be released on their album "a/rhythmia." It is so impressive the way this group continues to take ambitious ideas and turn them into reality. For example, I have to admit that the first time I heard the Shaggs, or Nancarrow piano rolls, or even Aphex Twin, part of my reaction was to imagine how fun it would be as a performer to play them live. But actually following through with that idea and figuring out how to make them work is an enormous undertaking.

Yet every time I join Alarm Will Sound as a guest I find out that they have been quietlyMy Pal Foot Foot following through with these type of ideas, and then I get to try them on for size. This time it is "Philosophy of the World," one of the songs from the classic musical outsider-art group The Shaggs. They sort of defy explanation, but you can read about them here and here. I'm also getting to play two of their Nancarrow piano roll arrangements for the first time, and a new Aphex Twin transcription.

George ClintonThe other highlight of the program is Sir Harrison "funk dissonance" Birtwhistle's Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum, which nicely toes the line between thorny contemporary music and parliament/funkadelic. I think it might be the most fun you can possibly have playing the marimba. For the record, this is not a picture of Harrison Birtwhistle, it is a picture of George Clinton. But, you know, they remind me of each other and also both make me happy.

More information here on the Carnegie Hall website.

Thursday
Feb142008

Pavarotti Tribute Concert, Avery Fisher Hall

2/14: Guest timpanist with the Kremlin Chamber orchestra for their "To Pavarotti, With Love" tribute concert.

This concert got some press on NY1, video available here.
Saturday
Feb022008

BAMCafe Live

2/2: Former composition students of John Corigliano celebrate his 70th birthday at BAMCafe, with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble and the yesaroun' duo.

Featuring Nico Muhly's "Time After Time" for marimba, percussion and saxophone, which we recorded for Nico a couple years ago... more on that here. Also, this event got a nice mention in Allan Kozinn's review of the Brooklyn Philharmonic that it followed.

The Youngbloods
Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM
BAM Cafe
Part of the BAMcafe Live series
Free Event

Featuring the music of Jefferson Friedman, Nico Muhly, and Mason Bates.